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Nate Solder

Offensive tackle | Colorado

You can't blame Nate Solder for the Buffaloes' 5-7 record this season. The senior from Buena Vista, Colo., played every one of Colorado's 847 offensive snaps this season. According to his coaches, Solder graded out at 94.3 percent on blocking and allowed only one sack and three quarterback pressures. He led the Buffaloes with 142 knock-down blocks and was penalized only once.

A former tight end, Solder graduated in May with a 3.52 GPA in biology and spent the fall working on a second major in integrative physiology.

-- Mark Schlabach